Olympic Gold medal-star Steven Holcomb has died
Olympic Gold medal-star Steven Holcomb has died, aged just 37.
Tributes have been pouring in for the decorated bobsledder today.
A statement from the United States Olympic Committee explained that he was found dead in his room at the US Olympic Training Centre in Lake Placid.
The Sun reports that the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said it was believed he had died in his sleep.
The pinnacle of his career was winning the four-man bobsled at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Holcomb also won two bronze medals at the Sochi Olympics, as well as five world championships.
US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun said: “The entire Olympic family is shocked and saddened by the incredibly tragic loss today of Steven Holcomb.
“Steve was a tremendous athlete and even better person, and his perseverance and achievements were an inspiration to us all.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family and the entire bobsledding community.”